Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
A new data portal bypasses the big data bottleneck to find targeted therapies for leukaemia.
A gene controlling cell identity in corn kernels is the same one that controls progression to specific cancers in humans. Here's why.
There is a lot of misinformation about the government's new cervical cancer screening program that involves less frequent tests. Here are the facts.
Pancreatic cancer has long been known as the "silent killer" but why is it so difficult to detect?
The newer drugs for hepatitis C might mean fewer people are diagnosed with liver cancer.
Rare diseases may only affect a handful of people but their treatment benefits everyone.
It's early days, but hope is on the horizon when it comes to one of the deadliest cancers.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.
The incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma in Kenya isn't known, but new information is emerging to shed light on its prevalence.
Better technology to diagnose, treat and manage the disease early enough is needed to improve the survival rates of childhood cancer in sub Saharan Africa.
Modern medicine is increasing our lifespan. But as we survive diseases and live longer, more of us are succumbing to cancer.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
The facial tumour cells that threaten the Tasmanian devils may use a sort of molecular shield to protect them from the animal's immune system.
The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
Whether cheap or expensive, sunglasses play a crucial role in eye protection against ultraviolet radiation.
Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
NSW is about to embark on the largest and most definitive clinical trial ever of medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
People with cancer are exposed to many, often misrepresented, ideas about cancer. These can induce stress and even shame for the sufferer who might feel they've done something wrong.
There's no good reason why diagnosis rates differ. And it may be down to gender discrimination.